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|Graham Nash||Track Performer|
|Claes Björklund||Guitar, Piano|
|Martin Terefe||Bass, Guitar, Piano|
|David Davidson||String Arrangements|
|Max Martin||Composer, Producer|
|Claes Björklund||Programming, Engineer, Digital Editing|
|Martin Terefe||Composer, Producer, Engineer|
|Michael Ilbert||Programming, Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing|
|George Tandero||Programming, Producer, Engineer, Digital Editing|
Posted March 29, 2011
While the album does sound a little different from other A-ha work in the past, it remains true in its depth. 20 years on, it continues to tell an evolving story. I really love "A Fine Blue Line" and "Summers of Our Youth."Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
Analogue is an excellent album. I consider it one of a-ha's best to date. However, if you are not familiar with Indie style music, you may not find it appealing. There are many great Indie bands out there, but if you are not used to the style, it does take some getting used to. This album is traditional pop with a strong indie flare--as Mags and Pal both write Indie music in their solo careers. So, if you like Ed Harcourt, Death Cab for Cutie (before Plans), Magnet, Aqualung, the soundtrack for Garden State and Wicker Park, then you will like this album. It is a little odd in that it isn't quite Indie and it isn't quite pop... it is somewhere inbetween. In conclusion--I LOVE this album!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
While going unnoticed with some great albums (after leaving the euro-pop scene) the band appears to have hit a wall with this one. At its best it is passible. Nothing on this album really sticks out, everything is punchless and pointless. You get the feeling that they are just making albums out of habit rather than having any message or even emotional investment.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted October 1, 2010
Analogue the new A-ha collection arrives to the USA on their new world Universal label and hopefully a fresh new start. This grossly under-rated band from Norway has been quitely releasing excellent music since reforming in 2000 and Analogue(2005) ties up many loose ends and delivers a newer sound(thank Coldplay) for their sound updates to the band, its giving them some much needed bite but they've always been inventive(right from the start) on their best selling "Hunting High and Low" way back in the middle 80's and their unforturnate piegon holded single "Take on me" that forever labeled them pin up boy stars instead of the musically adventurous trio they really were. They've put out some really interesting, smart pop art music for years and only Europe and South America has been tuning in?? Analogue, their 8th collection is full of great rocking, pop melodies and interesting sounds but most impressive is their songwriting, they just sing melancholy, perhaps its Mortens voice that is just so perfectly suited for such atmosphere put to music that cuts so deep. My favorites, actually I like them all, the one I'm having some time with is "halfway through the tour" but it does have some interesting ending music that redeems itself nicely. The single "Celice" is a nice slice of pop flash, sung and played at a clip, just a great song, look for it in the new Divinchi Code movie directed by Ron Howard. "Analogue", the title track is one of the best offered here, with a newer sound going on, still great words. "Cosy Prison" is Aha at their best songwriting and its quite a favorite as is, "Birthright", "Holy Ground","White Dwarf","Make it soon", "A fine blue Line" and "Don't do me any favors". Graham Nash guests on two songs so you can see the admiration these guys have from some of our classic singers here in the states, not to mention why the likes of Coldplay have been singing their praises as being so influential in their music. Its time music lovers take another look at a group that is attempting to seduce the states with their one of a kind European pop/rock. This is a great place to start, its an excellent musical adventure.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.